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First AIDS

CENTREPIECE OF week long, decade-defining, all-star, all-channel Aidsathon, this MIKE SMITH-fronted Friday night special featured JONATHAN ROSS giving his fledgling career a leg up by demonstrating how to put a sheath on a banana and EMMA FREUD interviewing the chairman of Jiffi condoms. Just the sort of thing that 14-year-olds can enjoy watching with their parents with absolutely no embarrassment on anyones part. Smith to resident boffin: “If we were all to come back in 10 years time, how many of the audience would still be alive?” Erasure and Alison Moyet provided musical entertainment. Don’t die of ignorance.

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  1. Applemask

    August 27, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    The BBC had Sir Ian Drury very carefully placing a condom on an actual model penis and telling us sternly, to-camera, that anal sex was a very bad idea. And therefore won.

  2. James Kendrick

    January 19, 2015 at 1:49 am

    I remember Erasure performed a brilliant love version of It Doesn’t Have To Be.

  3. dazza

    March 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I still have this on vhs ! ACTOR – Eddie Marsan was a stooge in the audience to get the audience talking – obvious now looking back at it

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